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arefree condo living is inspired by Sherwood's Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

Carefree condo living is inspired by Sherwood’s Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

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Carefree condo living is inspired by Sherwood’s Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

Between the blue waters and the green mountains, you will find Collingwood’s newest condominium, Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village. The five-storey building is set in the only village of its kind in Collingwood and is the perfect location for those who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Every part of this vibrant community is designed to keep you healthy and active.

Close to Blue Mountain, Collingwood Harbour, several prominent ski clubs, the Scandinave Spa and seven public and private golf courses, residents enjoy carefree condominium living. Stunning suites are now available starting from the mid $300,000s.

Well-appointed individual suites range in size from 660 to 1,900 sq. ft. and the building fronts an impressive two-storey lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows that leave a lasting first impression. Residents and their guests feel welcomed home every time they experience the lobby’s contemporary design and furnishings.

“We were inspired by Collingwood itself, its beauty and its natural elements,” says Sherwood Homes‘ Principal Tim Blevins. “We gave attention to the smallest detail, inside all of the common areas and in every suite, and brought the beauty of the outdoors in.”

“We want to continue to be known for our quality craftsmanship and we keep our future residents top of mind when we choose luxurious finishes and design features like spacious balconies and terraces offering panoramic views of Blue Mountain and the Osler Bluff Ski Club,” adds Sherwood Homes’ Principal Charlotte Blevins.

Every suite in the building can be personalized by its owner. Residents will work with design consultants to select preferred colours and quality finishes, making your home your own. Unique to Sherwood Homes, residents’ step into an inspiring 2,800-sq.-ft. decor studio, where standard and upgrade features and finishes are on display. From beautiful kitchen and vanity cabinetry to quartz countertops and ceramic backsplash tiles, all features and finishes are sourced from leading global manufacturers and are genuinely world class.

Truly, the Royal Windsor offers an incomparable lifestyle in the perfect setting. Enjoy landscaped surroundings in the heart of Collingwood, without having to lift a finger. Residents can relax and enjoy the numerous building amenities that leave little to be desired, including a rooftop terrace, private lounge areas and a party room.

Complementing the neighbourhood, there is an 8,000-sq.-ft. residents clubhouse, complete with a wide range of recreational and social amenities, including a swimming pool for aquatic therapy and recreation. In addition, there is an aerobic/yoga studio and a fitness studio with a comprehensive selection of exercise equipment. The clubhouse also boasts a quiet library reading room, a theatre, golf simulator, billiard and card tables, as well as lounges and multi-purpose activity rooms.

A 20,000-sq.-ft. medical/wellness centre with complete medical facilities and the support of a caring staff of health professionals is also planned, and there are retirement and assisted living services available on-site.

Outside, residents don’t have to go far to experience the great outdoors. There are more than 80 kms of walking and biking trails within the town of Collingwood. Pathways and sidewalks around the Royal Windsor connect to the Georgian Trail as well as the Black Ash Creek Trail, with links to all of the walking and biking trails within the town.

Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village is the perfect place to maintain a healthy life in style. It’s the place to enjoy a new, carefree condominium in Collingwood, be inspired and take in the spectacular views – inside and out.

Visit the Sherwood Homes sales centre, located at 100 Pretty River Pkwy. S., Unit 105 in Collingwood, open 1 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. weekends.

1.877.887.3437

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Waterstone by DiCenzo

Life is different at Waterstone with Modern Townes by Dicenzo coming to Collingwood

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Life is different at Waterstone with Modern Townes by Dicenzo coming to Collingwood

Tucked between the mountain and the lake is a hidden gem. Waterstone by DiCenzo Homes is a brand new community of modern townhomes coming to Collingwood, only minutes away from the pristine shores of Lake Huron. Contemporary towns bring a touch of luxury to the incredible natural scenery of Blue Mountain, creating a neighbourhood of well-crafted three storey towns. A unique setting deserves unique homes, and Waterstone is prepared to deliver exactly that.

Collingwood’s historic charm and vibrant community is a place of four-season excitement. The scenery of Blue Mountain brings tranquility to your home, but the appeal goes far beyond simple looks. The famous slopes are conveniently close, with endless opportunities right at your fingertips. Collingwood is renowned for its outdoor recreation, whether you enjoy hiking, biking or golfing, boating, swimming or fishing, or you prefer skiing, snowshoeing, or skating. Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay and acres of conservation all add up to the perfect outdoor playground. Whatever the season, Collingwood provides the opportunities to get outside and explore like nowhere else.

Along with its unique outdoor amenities, Collingwood is home to every modern convenience you desire and a friendly, dynamic community. The historic Downtown is always a bustling place, where patios and shops line the streets. Every Saturday morning comes the weekly Farmers’ Market, where local vendors sell their fresh produce, homemade baked goods, artisanal crafts and hand-made honey and preserves. Winter brings ski season, with Blue Mountain just around the bend and cosy cafes close to home for an apres-ski coffee with friends. Festivals occur indoors and out all year round, where residents can gather and celebrate with ice cold refreshments or a hot chocolate and good cheer to warm up.

With a community like this, it’s no wonder that Collingwood is one of the best places to maintain a great balance for work and play. Away from the rush of the city, everything is different by the Lake. The Greater Barrie Area is a short and scenic commute, far from the traffic of a packed highway, and coming home to nature inspires tranquility and relaxation. The endless opportunities for recreation both in and out of town ensure that your personal life is as fulfilling as your professional. It’s a lifestyle like no other in the Golden Horseshoe. This is a place where people pause to take a moment – to stop, look and listen.

Waterstone Modern Townes puts you right at the centre of this remarkable community. Not only is the Lake a short walk from home with the mountain creating the perfect backdrop, but everything downtown Collingwood has to offer is right at your fingertips. This established neighbourhood is the perfect place for the modern homes of Waterstone. Contemporary exteriors bring warm tones and textures to the street to create a dynamic yet natural addition to the scenic landscape. These homes form a private enclave to provide a quiet, safe neighbourhood surrounded by the beautiful homes you love.

The homes of Waterstone are contemporary three-storey towns boasting ample living space, with models starting at 1,575 sq. ft. Featuring two-bedrooms plus home office, these spacious homes are the perfect size. A second living room provides plenty of space for entertaining, or can instead be selected as a third bedroom if desired. The additional option for alternative third-floor layouts make these homes incredibly versatile to best suit your needs. Open concept kitchens come with an island, expanding your cooking and storage space while also bringing people together around the heart of the home. Luxury finishes transform the interiors of each home into a modern oasis within this charming historic community.

Main-floor access to the outdoors and large windows bring the beauty of Collingwood into your home. Plenty of natural light fills each home with these open-concept designs, creating the perfect environment for energy and productivity or rest and relaxation. These are homes built for the tranquility and focus that nature brings, channeling it into inspiring natural designs and fine finishes.new town Waterstone is a place where you can experience refined living at home, with adventure right next door – an unmatched combination only found here in Collingwood.

Waterstone is a place of breathtaking views and incredible opportunities. These thoughtfully designed Modern Townes bring you to one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the area, where modern living and nature combine. Afternoons spent sailing and evenings under the stars are in your future, and you can find them in Collingwood. Listen closely, and you can almost hear waves on the shore.

Visit the website to keep up-to-date on this exciting new opportunity between the lake and the mountain.

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Collingwood

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DiCenzo Homes

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Waterstone

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Townhomes

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Collingwood – four seasons playground more than just a vacation destination

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Collingwood – four seasons playground more than just a vacation destination

Collingwood has long been a popular vacation destination, chiefly as a weekend winter getaway to tackle some of the best skiing in Ontario at The Blue Mountains. Summertime, too, has seen increasing activity, as residents from the GTA and elsewhere head to “Blue” for cycling, golf and many of the other activities and festivals in the area.

During non-COVID times, of course.

But there’s a lot more happening in this part of Simcoe County, situated on the Nottawasaga Bay at the southern Georgian Bay Region. A beautiful natural location will do that.

Transitioning for the future

Economically, it’s fair to say that Collingwood is an area in transition. The town’s traditional industrial base has been in decline for years, though the waterfront Collingwood Terminals grain elevators remain standing as a reminder of this heritage. Some view the massive grey structure, dormant for more than 25 years, as an eyesore for such an area blessed with natural surroundings. The Town is said to be considering selling, preserving or even dismantling the landmark silos.

All of this underlines the growing importance of Collingwood to maximize its potential as a fourseason recreation destination, blessed with mountains on one side and Georgian Bay on the other, while developing new economic opportunities. And to do it all at a pace and size that doesn’t result in the loss of greenspace or the “smalltown feeling” that residents and visitors alike have come to love.

In a July 2020 poll conducted by the Town, the overwhelming majority of respondents (63 per cent) believe the municipality should focus on growing the knowledgebased industry. There is already a strong and growing tech industry in town, including the only deuterium producer in Canada, the largest industrial glass manufacturer in North America, and a maker of advanced underwater communications.

The survey also revealed that just 29 per cent of respondents said job growth in Collingwood should focus on tourism, highlighting a local concern that the town relies too heavily on that sector.

Careful development

The survey also revealed that residents prefer any new housing development in the area focus on the multi-family category, such as condominiums and other mixed-use buildings on smaller lots, as well as Green housing.

Given the area’s popularity as a playground destination, real estate in Collingwood sometimes shows the fluctuations that typify the recreational property market.

Residential sales for the Southern Georgian Bay region jumped 57.6 per cent to 594 units in July 2020, compared to last year, according to the Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors. This was a new sales record not just for the month of July, but for any month in history.

Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Collingwood as well as Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, The Blue Mountains, Meaford and Grey Highlands, jumped 70.8 per cent in July to 369 units from July 2019, again establishing new sales records.

Average prices, on the other hand, are showing different results. Detached home prices are up 26 per cent to $857,000 from $680,000 a year ago. Townhome prices are down 22 per cent to $515,000 from $659,000, while condos are off 28 per cent to $391,000 from $545,000.

Many recent buyers are residents from the GTA purchasing vacation properties, or cashing out their primary residences in the city and moving north for retirement, reflected in the older demographic in town.

Still, given the prized location and blessed natural abundance in Collingwood, it’s no surprise that new home development is taking place to cater to the growing demand. Streetcar Development Inc. is planning Harbour House, a collection of luxury lowrise condos, while Sherwood Homes has two communities planned: The Masters at Lora Bay, detached homes at The Blue Mountains; and Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village, featuring a pair of five-storey condo buildings.

Nature lover’s paradise

At any time of year, Collingwood is a nature lover’s paradise. Of course, there’s expert skiing at Blue Mountain in winter, as well as countless snowshoeing, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing options.

In the warmer months, hit the links at any one of the handful of championship courses in the area, from the semi-private Cranberry Golf Resort, to Monterra at Blue Mountain Resort, to the Georgian Bay Club and more.

Or book a breathtaking treetop canopy walk, or zipline adventure, or just hit the beach for a swim or canoe or kayak rental. And if you’ve never been, head over to Wasaga Beach, the world’s longest freshwater beach, a short distance away.

Festivals? You want festivals? Collingwood’s got lots of them, from Collingwood Whiskylicious, the Peak to Shore Music Festival, Keys to Collingwood Street Piano Festival and the famous annual Elvis Festival.

All, of course, COVID permitting.

Location, location, location

In Simcoe County, on the Nottawasaga Bay, at the southern point of Georgian Bay; population 21,793; 160 kms north of Toronto; 21 kms to Wasaga Beach.

Key landmarks

  • Blue Mountain Resort
  • Collingwood Curling Club
  • Collingwood Museum
  • Cranberry Golf Course
  • Creative Simcoe Street
  • Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Tyrolean Village Resorts

Select housing developments

Bridgewater on Georgian Bay
By Consulate Development Group
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Collingwood Quay Condominiums
By Fram + Slokker
collingwoodquaycondos.com

Harbour House Condos
By Streetcar Development Inc.
streetcar.ca

Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village
By Sherwood Homes
royalwindsorcondos.com

The Masters at Lora Bay
By Sherwood Homes
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Waterstone Modern Townes
By Nexus Developments
waterstonetownes.com

 

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Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village

Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village is carefree condo living in Collingwood

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Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village is carefree condo living in Collingwood

Between the blue waters and the green mountains, you will find Collingwood’s newest condominium community – Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village. This five-storey building is set in a one-of-a-kind village in Collingwood, and is the perfect location for those who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.

Close to Blue Mountain is the Collingwood Harbour, several prominent ski clubs and the Scandinave Spa, as well as seven public and private golf courses. Here, residents enjoy carefree condominium living, along with stunning suites, with prices starting in the mid $300,000s.

Corner balcony
Corner balcony

Divine intervention

Individual suites are well-appointed, and range in size from 660 to 1,900 square feet. When residents and guests enter the building, the contemporary design of the two-storey lobby, with floor-to-ceiling windows, leaves a lasting first impression.

“We were inspired by Collingwood itself – its beauty and its natural elements,” says Tim Blevins, principal for Sherwood Homes. “We gave attention to the smallest detail inside all of the common areas, and in every suite. Plus, we brought the beauty of the outdoors – in.”

Make it your own

Every suite in the building can be personalized by its owner. Residents have the opportunity to meet with a design consultant when selecting preferred colours and quality finishes. Unique to Sherwood Homes is the inspiring 2,800-square-foot decor studio where standard, and upgraded, features and finishes are on display. From beautiful cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, to quartz countertops and ceramic backsplash tiles, world-class products are sourced from leading global manufacturers.

Living/dining area
Living/dining area

“We want to continue to be known for our quality craftsmanship. We keep our future residents top of mind when we choose luxurious finishes and design features,” says Blevins. “This includes spacious balconies and terraces that offer panoramic views of Blue Mountain and the Osler Bluff Ski Club.”

The perfect setting

The Royal Windsor offers an incomparable lifestyle in the heart of Collingwood, surrounded by landscaped surroundings. Leaving little to be desired, residents have full use of the numerous building amenities, as well as a rooftop terrace, private lounge areas and a party room.

Lobby
Lobby

An 8,000-square-foot residents’ clubhouse is the icing on the cake, complete with a wide range of recreational and social amenities, including a swimming pool – ideal for aquatic therapy. In addition, there is an aerobic/yoga studio, plus a fitness studio that includes a comprehensive selection of exercise equipment. The clubhouse also features a quiet library reading room, a theatre, a golf simulator, multi-purpose activity rooms, and billiard and card tables.

A breath of fresh air

Future plans include a 20,000-square-foot medical/wellness centre, along with the support of a caring staff of health professionals, as well as on-site retirement and assisted living services.

Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace

Residents don’t have to go far to experience the great outdoors. There are more than 80 kilometres of walking and biking trails within the town of Collingwood. Pathways and sidewalks around Royal Windsor connect to the Georgian Trail, as well as the Black Ash Creek Trail, with links to the town trails.

Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village offers a carefree condominium lifestyle. The Sherwood Homes’ sale centre is now open at 100 Pretty River Parkway South, Unit 105 in Collingwood.

1.877.887.3437

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Royal Windsor

Royal Windsor is a premier adult lifestyle community in Collingwood

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Royal Windsor is a premier adult lifestyle community in Collingwood

Sherwood Homes recently unveiled the Royal Windsor – a five-storey condo in Collingwood’s Balmoral Village. Not only is this Collingwood’s newest condominium building, it is the epitome of an active adult lifestyle for those who are over the age of 55.

Featuring luxurious suites, convenient building amenities and a prime location in the heart of Collingwood, the Royal Windsor is the next natural step in your homeowner journey.

Suite sensations

Ranging in size from 700 to 1,750 square feet, suites feature spacious, open-concept designs with expansive balconies that provide breathtaking views of Blue Mountain and Osler Bluff Ski Club. Underground parking, with adjacent storage, is convenient and easily accessible. Entertaining is taken to the next level with access to a rooftop terrace, a lounge, and a party room.

With suites starting from the mid $300,000s, the Royal Windsor offers luxury condominiums for exceptional value – and they just might be what you’re looking for.

Creature comforts

Residents benefit from a plethora of amenities located within Balmoral Village. On your doorstep you have access to a vibrant community with its own 8,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes fitness rooms, a pool, and even a golf simulator to help you to practice your swing. Also, as part of the community, plans are in place to build a 20,000-square-foot medical centre. All these features, and more, make the Royal Windsor a desirable, active adult living environment.

Location, location, location

Located in the heart of Collingwood, the Royal Windsor is a short distance from Blue Mountain, Collingwood Harbour and the Scandinave Spa, as well as several prominent ski clubs, and seven public and private golf courses. Access to public transportation is located right outside your door at the bus stop.

Flanked by walking and biking trails, including the Georgian and Black Ash trails, the Royal Windsor’s location enhances active living. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy more than 80 kilometres of trails within the town of Collingwood, and a short distance away is Canada’s oldest, and longest, footpath – the Bruce Trail.

A trusted builder

Established in 1994, Sherwood Homes has earned a reputation, over their 25-year history, as a builder with integrity. From bungalows and two-storey homes, to townhomes and mid-rise condominiums, the company’s notoriety for building quality homes has grown with every new neighbourhood that they create.

The principals at Sherwood Homes believe that you and your family deserve the very best. They strive to ensure that you are completely satisfied, not only with the final product, but also with the personalized service that all new home purchasers receive throughout the entire home building and buying process.

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Collingwood & Stayner, desirable destinations all year long

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Collingwood & Stayner, desirable destinations all year long

A winter wonderland in downtown Collingwood. Photography By Dave West

There aren’t many locations that can boast exceptional activities during every season of the year. The south Georgian Bay area includes Collingwood, Stayner and Wasaga Beach. Less than two hours from Toronto, you can swim, boat and fish in the summer, go hiking and biking in the fall, and experience some of Ontario’s finest skiing and winter-inspired sports. Come spring, you’ll be enchanted as the area blossoms into a magical backdrop for enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Photography (left to right) Irene Pradyszczuk; Doug Burlock; Dave West

The town of Stayner

Established in 1994, Clearview Township was the result of the amalgamation of the Town of Stayner, the Village of Creemore and the townships of Nottawasaga and Sunnidale.

Early settlement on the site of Stayner coincided with the construction of a railway line from Toronto to Collingwood between 1851 and 1855. The community of Stayner, which was originally called Nottawasaga Station, developed into a significant agricultural and lumbering centre. Stayner was incorporated as a village in 1872, and as a town in 1888.

Today, this town is developing into a community of its own identity. While easily accessible to larger centres, Stayner maintains its smalltown feel. Close by are two arenas, three baseball parks, two golf courses, as well as Devil’s Glen Provincial Park and Carruthers Memorial Conservation Area.

Stayner’s ‘Music Market & Park It’ features classic trucks and cars on display, and is a weekly celebration of food, art, live music, local and local vendors, held each year in June.

Start a new routine

The Blue Mountains, known as such, because of the ever-present eucalyptus trees whose leaves expel a fine mist of natural oils that oft-times appear as a blue mist on the horizon, are a favourite for downhill skiers. More than 40 trails are available over 364 skiable acres. Blue Mountain Village (Ontario’s largest mountain village resort) is known for its eclectic shopping and dining options.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, try hiking, biking or cross-country skiing the 35-kilometre Georgian Trail, which offers magnificent views of Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain as it winds its way through Collingwood, and the neighbouring towns of Thornbury and Meaford.

The semi-private, Cranberry Golf Resort (now known as Living Stone Golf Resort), is the first golf course appointed to the Audubon Society certified course list. It also won the Environmental Stewardship Award. The resort includes an outdoor swimming pool, a hotel, condominium suites, restaurants and shopping.

Nature’s bounty

Inspired by South Georgian Bay’s apple-growing history, the The Apple Pie Trail brings together culinary, shopping, adventure, farms and local experiences.

Downtown Collingwood’s Farmers’ Market and Thonbury’s market both open in May. The Lowell’s and Meaford markets open in June. Get your fill of fresh vegetables, homemade crafts, freshly popped kettle corn, handcrafted signs, unique jewelry and sumptuous baked goods. Rejuvenate your weary bones at the Scandinave Spa at Blue. Soak in the relaxing baths, while taking in the panoramic views of the escarpment – the perfect prescription for spiritual and physical wellness.

Ontario’s four-season playground

Celebratory events

Christmas starts in Collingwood with the Santa Claus parade on November 16th at 5 p.m.

Come February, Collingwood Whiskylicious is extremely popular. Yearly events also include Canada Day, Peak to Shore Music Festival, Keys to Collingwood Street Piano Festival, Black Harvest Festival, Sidelaunch Days, Movies by the Bay and the Art Crawl. And, don’t forget the annual Elvis Festival.

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Georgian International

Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

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Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

Active families and retirees are heading in droves to the Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia region for its natural beauty and world-class attractions. Once here, they are delighted to discover that Georgian International, a visionary developer with strong roots in the neighbourhood offers exactly what they’re in search of; thoughtful communities that are an authentic reflection of small town Canada.

Braestone at Horseshoe Valley. Country Estate, rethought

Gas-fired lanterns. A pumpkin patch. A Christmas tree farm. A baseball diamond encircled by corn stalks à la Field of Dreams. These idyllic features complement the farmhouse-style homes that make up the Braestone estate community, one hour north of the GTA in Horseshoe Valley.

Braestone
Braestone

Developed by Georgian International, the 229 homes sit on 556 acres in the Oro-Medonte township. These ingredients, known as “remarkables,” truly capture the uniqueness of living here that appeals to prospective buyers.

Bringing a unique approach to Ontario real estate is a hallmark of the company. “What we’re doing is not what other developers are doing,” says Mike Parker, vice-president, sales and marketing for Georgian International’s Real Estate Division. “In the planning process, we came up with community features that will enhance people’s lives, that will be part of their active lifestyles.”

Bathroom at Braestone
Bathroom at Braestone

For example, a toboggan hill is a family-friendly add-on, and a sugar shack can teach residents about the age-old practice of tapping maple trees. “Braestone buyers are typically nature lovers and enjoy being outdoors,” Parker notes, “and that’s why we created remarkables like a skating pond, a berry patch.”

Parker adds that they regularly hold events for the community with the intention that the traditions will continue long after the development is built out. Summer corn roasts with live music, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, and family day horse drawn sleigh rides are just a few.

Livingroom at Braestone
Livingroom at Braestone

Besides successful sales, Braestone’s eye-catching offerings and impressive amenities are getting noticed by the industry. It was recognized as Best New Home Community of the Year in 2016 by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, and its Discovery Centre was named 2016 Best Lowrise Homes Sales Office in Canada by the CHBA. Most recently, the “Thoroughbred” model was awarded Best Two-Storey Design up to 2,500 sq. ft. by the Ontario Homes Builders Association.

Interior flourishes make the Braestone homes visually appealing, to say the least: Floors come complete with tongue-and-groove maple or oak, and porcelain tile is found in the bathrooms, foyers and mudrooms. Master bathrooms showcase an island-style soaker tub.

Windfall at Blue Mountain

Winner of the Simcoe County Home Builders Awards’ Project Of The Year 2017. Georgian International’s popular Windfall is a 609-home community at the base of Blue Mountain that attracts buyers looking for “comfort, character, culture and community with a relaxed way of life,” says Parker.

He notes that “it’s a place where nature and neighbourhood are in perfect balance… with community trails, Georgian Bay on one side, and the Niagara Escarpment on the other the beauty of the natural landscape is simply amazing.”

Windfall
Windfall

In the heart of the community will be The Shed, a barn-inspired gathering place that will form the hub for residents to network, socialize and relax. Cold- and hot-water outdoor pools are planned to further promote relaxed living.

“The semis and detached homes differ from the look of Braestone units with more mountain-like colours and shades,” Parker remarks. But both will feature a trademark flourish for Georgian International developments: Gas-powered lanterns.

“There’s a romantic feel, an ambiance, to lanterns that is special and not done by anyone else,” Parker says.

Buyers can select from well-appointed standard features or upgrade interior design packages that coordinate interior finishes, including flooring, cabinetry, countertops, lighting and other fixtures. started moving in this spring, beginning in May.

Bridge at Windfall
Bridge at Windfall

When fully completed, the 230-unit Mountain House will consist of two-, three, and four-storey buildings. The terrace suites boast a chalet-style and complemented by a community building, a bike repair station, a sauna and relaxation room, hot and cold pools and an idyllic setting. “Like all our projects, the standard features, such as full, glass-walled showers and exterior gas lanterns, go above and beyond expectations,” says Parker.

Mountain House
Mountain House

Close to Windfall and Mountain House are the historic areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountain Resort and Wasaga Beach, as all three regions are “remarkables” onto themselves for Ontario residents. Nearby activities include boating on Georgian Bay, fishing, snowboarding, ATV trail tours, water parks, golfing, sleigh rides and guided snowshoe hikes.

Georgian International. At home in beautiful Simcoe County

Georgian International is not just carving its own path in the real estate business, which began in 1985. The diverse company’s divisions include Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC and Air Georgian.

Georgian International has made it its mission to create communities of artfully designed architecture inspired by small town Canada, with amenities that improve peoples’ lives, giving people that sense of home ensconced among mountains, lakes, Christmas tree parks, and skating ponds.

And if that isn’t being Canadian at its most grassroots, we don’t know what is.

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For further information visit the Braestone, Windfall and Mountain House websites.


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Ashton Meadows by Briarwood Development Group

Ashton Meadows offers affordable living at its finest

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Ashton Meadows offers affordable living at its finest

Premiering soon in Stayner, is Ashton Meadows – a new perspective on affordable living. Envisioned by Briarwood Development Group, it’s what discerning new home purchasers have been looking for. Ashton Meadows is a family community of inspired designs, in a great location, while still being well-priced. This master-planned community includes parks and natural green spaces, with plans to build village amenities on site.

Lots to choose from

Currently being offered is a collection of detached homes on 45- and 50-foot lots – tastefully positioned along pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Among the 21 models available, there are a total of 63 variations, so that you can choose exactly what you’re looking for.

Detached bungalows, bungalows with lofts and two-storey homes include up to five bedrooms on models that range up to 3,155 square feet. Exterior facades feature brick and stone, or brick and siding, in addition to two-car garages, large windows, covered porches and architectural accents.

Interiors include open-concept great rooms, and wonderful kitchen and breakfast room combinations. Many models feature formal rooms, and available options may include, media lofts, and tray or waffle ceilings, in addition to second and third bedrooms with connected bathrooms. A main-floor laundry room is accessed through the garage, and select floorplans feature walk-in closets and spacious master bedrooms with spa-inspired bathrooms. Homes at Ashton Meadows are priced from the mid $400s.

A vibrant village

A relaxing, all-encompassing way-of-life is possible at Ashton Meadows. Set in a tranquil location, but surrounded by exceptional amenities, it’s a great place to live, work and play.

The town of Stayner is a vibrant, and sustainable, community located in the beautiful township of Clearview. It offers the perfect mix of everyday shops, services, parks, schools, coffee shops and eateries, as well as a local pub, a new community library, a market, a gallery and a sports arena. A new transit system is in the works.

Just beyond your own backyard, you can access a variety of activities and destinations all year long. Whatever your interests, you’ll find golf courses, nature trails, conservation areas, beaches and ski hills. Or, you may enjoy boating, windsurfing and biking. A selection of fine dining options, pubs, big box shopping, boutiques, galleries and theatre can be found in Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Creemore or Barrie. From Stayner, commuting to the Greater Toronto Area is a breeze.

Briarwood set out to create a community that was not only affordable, but one that inspired a greater appreciation for life. At Ashton Meadows, they’ve considered all of those advantages, along with a whole lot more, for much less.

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South Georgian Bay, where the living is easy

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South Georgian Bay, where the living is easy

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The south Georgian Bay area includes Collingwood, Stayner and Wasaga Beach, as well as some of the most popular destinations and four-season activities in Ontario. Less than two hours from Toronto, you can experience music festivals, farmers’ markets, beer tastings, hiking, golfing, swimming, skiing – and even Elvis sightings.

Annual Elvis Festival in Collingwood : Photography, South Georgian Bay Tourism

Summer Lovin’

The Blue Mountain and Collingwood areas are popular with hikers, mountain bikers, SUP (stand up paddle) boarders and golf lovers. The semiprivate, Cranberry Golf Resort (now known as Living Stone Golf Resort), is the first golf course appointed to the Audubon Society certified course list. It also won the Environmental Stewardship Award. The resort includes an outdoor swimming pool, a hotel, condominium suites, restaurants and shopping.

Blue Mountain Village : Photography, Blue Mountain Resort

Golfers can also head to Wasaga Beach to tee off at the The Links at Georgian Sands, followed by a stroll (and maybe a swim) along Wasaga’s 14-kilometre white sand beach.

Wasaga Beach, has long been touted as one of Ontario’s premier tourist destinations, and is the world’s longest freshwater beach. It really is a beach-inspired town with picture worthy views of Georgian Bay, sparkling clean water, and people of all ages enjoying this water-side town in their swim wear and flip flops.

Close by, is the legendary Nottawasaga River, which is great for fishing, and has sparked the odd tale about the one that got away.

From Farm To Table

Downtown Collingwood’s Farmers’ Market opens on Saturday, May 18th. Thornbury’s market opens on Sunday, May 19th; Meaford’s market on Friday, June 7th; and the new Lowell’s market is to open on Wednesday, June 5th. Get your fill of fresh vegetables, homemade crafts, freshly popped kettle corn, handcrafted signs, unique jewelry and sumptuous baked goods.

Stanyner’s ‘Music Market & Park It’ begins on the 6th of June, and is a weekly celebration of food, live music, local vendors, artists and entertainment for the kids. Classic trucks and cars are also on display.

Lodging and shops at Blue Mountain Village

Something For Everyone

A favourite pastime for many, is people watching. Sit yourself down in one of the colourful Muskoka chairs, hand painted by local artists, that are positioned along Collingwood’s downtown streets, and are part of the town’s Art on the Street installation (May 18th to October 2nd).

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, try hiking, biking or cross-country skiing the 35-kilometre Georgian Trail, which offers magnificent views of Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain as it winds its way through Collingwood, and the neighbouring towns of Thornbury and Meaford.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Photography by Image Ontario

The Blue Mountains, known as such, because of the ever-present eucalyptus trees whose leaves expel a fine mist of natural oils that oft-times appear as a blue mist on the horizon, is a favourite for downhill skiers. More than 40 trails are available over 364 skiable acres. Après skiing, spend time at Blue Mountain Village (Ontario’s largest mountain village resort) known for its eclectic shopping and dining options.

The menu at Twist Martini Restaurant and Lounge is influenced by classic French cuisine – showcasing the freshest of ingredients, as well as an extensive martini and wine list.

The mediterranean-inspired Tholos Restaurant, is owned by Crete native, Tholos. Here, you’ll enjoy an authentic, interactive experience that includes Greek dancing, as well as the Greek tradition of plate smashing.

There are some great shops in the village, including GO FISH GO, which showcases quirky, one-of-a-kind items – from home decor to Read Canoe clothing. At Brights Gallery, you can peruse original works of art by Canadian artists in a relaxed setting.

Rejuvenate your weary bones at the Scandinave Spa at Blue. Soak in the relaxing baths, while taking in the panoramic views of the escarpment – the perfect prescription for spiritual and physical wellness.

Scandinave Spa, Photography by JoAnn McHardy

Dates To Remember

Stayner will be rocking during their three-day Roxodus Music Festival from July 11th to 13th. Featured talent includes, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Blondie, Billy Idol, I Mother Earth, Alice Cooper and Honeymoon Suite.

The Collingwood Elvis Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary from July 26th to the 28th.

Photo by South Georgian Bay Tourism

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